Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BBC News - Bruce Schneier warns 'profits killing personal privacy'

Check the link below for a timely privacy reality check

The difference now, he said, was that the falling cost of storage and processing power made it far easier to keep data such as e-mail conversations, Tweets or postings to a social network page than it was to spend the time managing and deleting the information.

The migration of human social interaction from ephemeral forms that took place face to face into data that never goes away and does not allow us to forget or leave behind our past actions was undoubtedly going to change society, he said.

"Forgetting is a very powerful social tool that helps us get by and get along," he said.

BBC News - Bruce Schneier warns 'profits killing personal privacy'

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